June 20, 2013
Bald is Beautiful...err...Handsome!
We knew going into this process that Will would lose his hair. Some kids don't lose all of their hair whereas others go completely bald. Regardless, hair loss is inevitable.
We started noticing Will's hair loss Monday evening and by Tuesday is was out of control. I'm talking huge clumps of hair falling out. His room was covered in hair. We had hair in our eyes, in our mouths, tickling our noses. It was a huge mess. Will woke up from his nap and all of the hair you see in my hand was hanging out in his rock n play (where he napped).
Will was blessed with a beautiful head of thick hair. Despite what appeared to be tons of hair loss, he still had SO much hair left on his sweet head. Because of this, Alex and I made the decision to shave his head in hopes of making the "shedding" process less messy. Will was also starting to gag on hair while he was sleeping as it was falling into his mouth. That only made his already bad nausea even worse.
Yesterday afternoon a lady from the Texas Children's Beauty Shop came down to our room and gave Will his first haircut! Will did amazing and watched Mickey while she buzzed away his beautiful hair. I, however, cried ugly tears throughout the entire thing. Something about seeing your child lose their hair because of nasty drugs is just not fun.
I have always dreamed of my kids first haircuts happening at the Barber Shop on Main Street USA in Disney World. I never expected my first experience with having my child's hair cut would be in a hospital. (Kate has never had a hair cut so this was my first time experiencing one of my kids having their hair cut.)
But the Lord had other plans for our family. He knew that this week would be the week extra counting was needed! He knew this week would be the week that the number of hairs on Will's precious head would start to decrease. He knew this and He knows when the number of healthy cells in his body will begin to multiply and flourish.
I am trusting in the Lord's plan, attempting to not be afraid of the journey ahead, and kissing the most precious bald head I have ever seen!